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Finca Sophenia Malbec Tupungato Reserve 2007

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Finca SOPHENIAs aims to be recognized as one of the top producers in Argentina. To help achieve this goal, the winery brought in prestigious Winemaker Michel Rolland to help craft the Finca Sophenia wines. The winery features the latest French technology for receiving, crushing, pressing and vinifying, with finished wines aged in French and/or American oak barrels. Their wines show great complexity. Such as this Malbec, a grape long believed to be best for blending, in trace amounts, into Bordeaux blends based on Cabernet and/or Merlot. Not so much, anymore. At least, not when Malbec is grown in conditions such as those found in Argentina.Malbec came to Argentina in the mid 1800's from Cahors, where it produces deeply-colored, tannic wines. But when grown in Argentina, Malbec produces a softer, less tannic wine that has become its primary export to the world market.Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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Finca SOPHENIA:
Following the advice of Michel Rolland, Finca SOPHENIA has made its dream true: preparing great wines, in a genuinely unique “terroir” located at the foothills of the Andes. With a distinctive architectural profile, the winery is equipped with the latest French technology related to the reception, crushing, pressing and vinification processes. White grapes are cooled before they are crushed, ... Read more
Following the advice of Michel Rolland, Finca SOPHENIA has made its dream true: preparing great wines, in a genuinely unique “terroir” located at the foothills of the Andes. With a distinctive architectural profile, the winery is equipped with the latest French technology related to the reception, crushing, pressing and vinification processes. White grapes are cooled before they are crushed, and sometimes, skin contact is performed, for a short period of time, in order to achieve a good extraction of the aromas. Crushed red grapes are placed by gravity in stainless steel vats. They are cooled to make a cold pre-maceration process to extract the finest aromas and flavors, and later they are vinified with selected yeasts. Post-fermentation macerations are generally long to allow the extraction of the best properties from the grapes skins. The wines obtained are aged in French or/and American oak barrels, delivering wines of highest complexity. Read less

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Snooth User: arcenciel
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02/26/2010

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Finca SOPHENIAs aims to be recognized as one of the top producers in Argentina. To help achieve this goal, the winery brought in prestigious Winemaker Michel Rolland to help craft the Finca Sophenia wines. The winery features the latest French technology for receiving, crushing, pressing and vinifying, with finished wines aged in French and/or American oak barrels. Their wines show great complexity. Such as this Malbec, a grape long believed to be best for blending, in trace amounts, into Bordeaux blends based on Cabernet and/or Merlot. Not so much, anymore. At least, not when Malbec is grown in conditions such as those found in Argentina.Malbec came to Argentina in the mid 1800's from Cahors, where it produces deeply-colored, tannic wines. But when grown in Argentina, Malbec produces a softer, less tannic wine that has become its primary export to the world market.Cheers! Dave the Wine Merchant

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